Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that choosing a doctor is a very important first step on the road to feeling your best. We have provided here questions and answers to some of the questions that are most frequently asked. If we’ve missed something, please feel free to email us or give us a call. We are here to help!
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative Medicine also known as Stem Cell Therapy or Tissue Engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and material methods, and suitable biochemical and chemical factors to improve or replace biological functions. Key functions include repairing or replacing tissues (e.g. bone, cartilage, blood vessels and skin).
ARE YOUR DOCTORS BOARD CERTIFIED?
Yes. We put emphasis in having an outstanding board-certified staff which is critical in providing our patients with the highest level of confidence from the initial consultation until the follow up post-procedure.
WHY DOES THE THREE ASPENS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TAKE A MULTI-MODALITY TREATMENT APPROACH TO REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
We understand the unique needs of each individual patient, each with varying degrees of severity, and therefore require a wide range of treatment modalities to properly address them. We spend the necessary time to properly identify and diagnose conditions up front and match them with a proper procedure. We offer several different procedure options such as Adipose Derived Stem Cell Treatment, Amniotic Placental Tissue Allograft Injections, Osteopathic Manipulation, Hormone Therapy, PRP Therapy, Stem Cell Banking and Banked Cells Re-injection.
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
Recently there have been more and more news of high profile athletes such as Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning and Rafael Nadal who were treated with PRP.
PRP Therapy is a safe non-surgical procedure that utilizes platelets from one’s own blood to rebuild and heal damaged tissues in the body. Once injected, the platelets set to work with regenerative activity that rebuilds the affected area, leading to tissue repair and pain relief.
ARE STEM CELL THERAPIES SAFE?
Yes. In Stem Cell Therapy we are using what your body produces. Your own tissue and blood are utilized to help you heal yourself. We remove targeted elements, apply very specific separation processes to concentrate key components, then reinsert in the areas that need it most.
It is important that this therapy is conducted by a well trained and board certified doctor.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME FROM THIS PROCEDURE?
Within 3-5 days after the procedure, our patients can return to work and resume their normal daily activities. However we always advise our patients to avoid stressful activities or strenuous exercises for six weeks. Returning to stressful activity before six weeks of complete healing time may result in delay or incomplete healing of the treated tissue.
CAN THE PROCEDURE FAIL?
As with any procedure, it is impossible to guarantee 100% success. Due to any number of circumstances, it is possible that a patient may require additional treatments. Also, in rare cases, a patient’s tissue may not embody enough repair potential relative to effectively impact a severe condition.
Consultation And Procedure
I’M INTERESTED IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE THERAPY AND WANT TO GET STARTED. HOW DO I START?
That’s great! You may call us at 1-303-683-4000 or click the button below to request a consultation. We’d be happy to answer your questions.
SHOULD I BRING ANY PREVIOUS TESTS OR SCANS FOR MY INITIAL CONSULT?
Yes. We require any recent X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, etc. for the body part that we will be providing a consult for. This will help us make a proper diagnosis and assign the proper procedure.
HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the procedure appointment. We want to make sure you are comfortable before starting the therapy.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Three Aspens Regenerative Medicine only conducts out-patient procedures. These are performed in our state-of-the-art clinic and require only one to two hours.
MULTIPLE AREAS TREATED – CAN YOU TREAT MORE THAN ONE AREA AT A TIME?
Yes. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss the option to treat more than one area if necessary.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I SEE IMPROVEMENTS?
The observable regeneration of the joint tissue and cartilage is usually experienced within 3 weeks. Most of our patients report feeling more comfortable and experiencing a reduction in pain while at the same time improving their bodily movement within 4-6 weeks after treatment.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE FOR THESE PROCEDURES?
At this time, insurance companies are not covering the cost of these therapies. We are a cash only facility.